Australian Ace: Jason Day Sinks Sweet Hole-In-One for New BMW

Jason Day has been swimming under the radar as of late with no wins on Tour this season and barely any Top 10’s.

With a recent caddie change and a determination to climb back towards at least the top 5 in the Official World Golf Ranking (currently at No. 9), Day is heating up at the BMW Championship this week. With a six-under-par

With a six-under-par 65, he sits at T2 on Friday after round two and this stunning ace at the 189-yard par-3 17th at Conway Farms in Chicago helped get him there.

“My last hole-in-one was at Turning Stone (Resort Championship) in 2008, so I’ve had a bit of a dry spell,” Day said after his round.

Day was going to be awarded a brand-new BMW M760i sedan courtesy of the title sponsor, but the Lexus sponsored Aussie decided to donate the car to charity instead. BMW will also donate $100,000 to the Western Golf Association and Evans Scholars Foundation, which provides college scholarships to caddies.

The BMW Championship is the penultimate event in the FedEx Cup Playoffs and will determine the top-five seedings for next week’s Tour Championship. Whoever is in the top-five at the end of this tournament going into the final event will be guaranteed the extra $10 million if they win at East Lake Golf Club.

Another fellow Australian is on top of the leaderboard with Marc Leishman ahead of the crowd by 3 strokes. Rickie Fowler is tied with Day at second place and carded a cool 64 on Friday.

Rory McIlroy hasn’t been so lucky with his recent caddie change and is struggling at T50 after the second round, while Phil Mickelson sits at T12.

Day won the BMW Championship two years ago, catapulting him to No.1 in the world. Heading into the weekend, he’s looking like a favorite to win again, and finally, regain some of that confidence he’s been missing this season.